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Blacksmith shows off skill he forged as a child
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Blacksmith shows off skill he forged as a child

Sunday, July 19, 2015
John Ackner, maintenance man for the Schenectady County Historical Society, has a passion for blacksmithing.
 
Arrrh! Lake George's Pirate’s Cove a mini golf adventure
LAKE GEORGE

Arrrh! Lake George's Pirate’s Cove a mini golf adventure

Friday, July 17, 2015
At Pirate's Cove, mini golfers get traditional colored balls, but they also get an education about guys who made bandanas on heads and knives in teeth fashionable. Oh, and there's the blue-tinted waterfall.
 
Creative Brazilians add fruit, veggies to chicken salad

Creative Brazilians add fruit, veggies to chicken salad

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Chicken salad has long been an American staple, but it’s also a favorite in Brazil. Brazilian steakhouses, including Fogo de Chao, serve a variation of chicken salad on the salad bar.
 
Beat goes on for Schenectady bongo player
SCHENECTADY

Beat goes on for Schenectady bongo player

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Bongo music has become somewhat of a staple for Centre Street Pub, and the source plays with a noble yet lofty mission of world peace.
 
Don’t overlook details on doorknobs, cabinet handles

Don’t overlook details on doorknobs, cabinet handles

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
It’s a small thing, often overlooked amid major items like furniture and paint colors when you’re decorating a room. But don’t underestimate the power of household hardware.
 
Woolworth's stores flourished in 1960s

Woolworth's stores flourished in 1960s

Monday, July 13, 2015
Schenectady’s branch of the F.W. Woolworth Co. was located on State Street at Broadway and prospered for much of the 20th century.
 
I-Go-Inn offers big margaritas to go with OK tacos

I-Go-Inn offers big margaritas to go with OK tacos

Sunday, July 12, 2015
The I-Go-Inn has a laid-back, tropical vibe. About 200 feet from the Great Sacandaga, it has an enormous elevated deck topped with a cheerful yellow-and-white awning and ringed with tiki torches.
 
More women learning to use firearms, gain confidence, feel safe

More women learning to use firearms, gain confidence, feel safe

Sunday, July 12, 2015
Jessica Braun grew up around guns out West, so when she felt her life was at risk on a dark night more than 10 years ago, she knew how to handle the situation.
 
Cook up tasty po'boys on stovetop

Cook up tasty po'boys on stovetop

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Need a break from the grill? Probably not, but it’s still good to remember that there are classic summer foods that don’t need an open flame to be delicious.
 
Monarch butterfly threatened by diminished habitat

Monarch butterfly threatened by diminished habitat

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Seven years ago, when Chris and Emily DeBolt opened Fiddlehead Creek, a pesticide-free, native plant nursery in Washington County, there were lots of monarch butterflies. This summer, DeBolt has yet to see a single monarch.
 
For local mini golf fans, it’s the obstacles (and ice cream)
CLIFTON PARK

For local mini golf fans, it’s the obstacles (and ice cream)

Monday, July 6, 2015
You don’t have to be a serious golfer to enjoy miniature golf, a traditional summer pastime.
 
Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'
NEW YORK

Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

Monday, July 6, 2015
Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.
 
Duel on the track: Reporter vs. Amsterdam's standout sprinter

Duel on the track: Reporter vs. Amsterdam's standout sprinter

Sunday, July 5, 2015
What can Daily Gazette reporter — and ex-high school sprinter — Jeff Wilkin do with a 150-meter lead in a 400-meter race against Amsterdam’s super speedster Izaiah Brown? Let's see...
 
City Line has upscale feel but needs seasoning

City Line has upscale feel but needs seasoning

Sunday, July 5, 2015
City Line Grill looks sharp. The new from scratch, modern industrial-inspired building houses two large rooms, and the bar opens out onto a large patio in good weather. City Line positions itself as a traditional sports bar with an upscale, fashionable ambiance, serving classic bar fare along with new continental dishes. It satisfies those requirements, but falls short of excellence.
 
Librarian hopes to attract kids, adults to comic con
SCHENECTADY

Librarian hopes to attract kids, adults to comic con

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Leah LaFera, an adult services librarian at the Schenectady County Public Library, is organizing the library’s first “Electric City Comic Con,” which will celebrate artists and their creativity. The conference will kick off the library’s “Every Hero Has a Story” summer reading program
 
 

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